Back To The Future day celebrated in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Oct. 21, 2015) -- It's the day that super-fans of the Back To The Future trilogy have been waiting for. Today is the future day that Marty McFly and company traveled to in the second part of the trilogy. Theaters all over southeast Wisconsin marked the day by showing the movie and because this date will never come again, fans came out dressed up and drove up in style.
In 1989, nobody knew what life would like on the real October 21, 2015. Now, it's here, and outside the Avalon Theater in Bay View, there are Docs and Marty McFlys everywhere.
"I'd like to be Marty McFly, but, this is best I can do I guess," said Logan Orlowski of Oak Creek, who calls himself a big fan of the Back To The Future trilogy. "It sort of represents a big part of my childhood really."
Someone else who is excited for the day is DeLorean owner Steven Schneider who bought the car in 2012 in less than stellar condition.
"The car was infested with mice, it didn't run, and it definitely did not look like it does today."
At the time, Back To The Future star Michael J. Fox didn't think his future would have health setbacks. But, on this future day, anybody who bought a ticket to watch is helping the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
"We are striving to find a cure for Parkinson's disease, and help people who are living with the disease today live better with the disease," said Dr. Rachel Dolhun, a movement disorder specialist who works with the foundation.
Dr. Dolhun says close to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's.